On Fri, Nov 13, 1998 at 08:49:51AM +1300, Mark Davies wrote:
From: Joe Abley <jabley(a)patho.gen.nz>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:33:11 +1300
Reason for wanting published registration
information is principally for
finding out contact details, in cases of (a) network abuse, (b) spam or
(c) operational problems. Plus it's interesting to poke around in :)
Is there any particular reason for wanting this in WHOIS format since the
information is available via the web?
Aah, I didn't actually notice it was on the web.
In principal though, I prefer the idea of records being available in a
standard format, as it makes them easy to parse with standard tools.
RIPE-181 is as close to a standard as we have right now.
I think the correct way to do it would be to populate a ripe-181 database
(accessible by whois) with authoritative data, and to make the web interface
either by parsed snapshots of the ripe-181 database, or via a cgi interface
which performs the whois and formats the results for html.
This is more of an architectural argument than a practical one, however :)
Joe Abley <jabley(a)clear.co.nz> Tel +64 9 912-4065, Fax +64 9 912-5008
Network Architect, CLEAR Net http://www.clear.net.nz/
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